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Correspondence The St. Paul Glebe.
XKW YOKK. March 10.— The early
spring openings decide that costume
waists and tea jackets still hold their
own as firmly as ever, and as this is
so I cannot do better than to describe
two models 1 saw the other day.
Those who invested during the recent
sales in various short lengths of sllk
will be pleased to transform them into
these lovely creations.
No. 1 was a tea jacket and was com
posed of daffodil-yellow silk, sprayed
<vei- with a raised design of palest
mauve violets and faintly-b!urr,d
sreen leaves. The back was tight -
fitting and finished with a jaunty llt
•tle basque, the latter stiffened beneath
i'.s silken lining, and box-pleated. The
fronts hung loosely, straight from the
shoulder, and were lined with what
looked like a sarcenet — at any rate, it
■was a very thin make of silk, and a
very bright one withal— of palest
mauve. These fronts were cut away,
to show the tight-fitting vest under
neath—in this instance of white chiffon
over pale yellow. P.lack velvet ribbons
w. re brought from either side and tied
in the quaintest of bows in the venter
of the bust, being further secured by
tiny buckles of cut steel. The neck,
.^although a high one, was square, and
set into a band of the black velvet rib
bon, mitred at the corners, back and
front. A long narrow buckle of cut
*urel kept in place a bow of very fine
creamy lace. The sleeves were
Georgian in shai>e, set in at the shoul
ders with scarcely a suspicion of full
ness, and finished— they scarcely
reached to the elbows— with a double
frill of the same lace as the bow at the
throat, above which was a band of
black ribbon velvet. The whole gar
ment was lined with pale mauve silk,
and it was quite smart enough, in my
opinion, for a little dinner, or even for
theater wear.
This jacket, too, could easily be
copied in other colors than those of
mauve and yellow. For instance,
Mack and white silks, either plain
black lined with white, or the striped
glace silk, which was sold at such a
low price at some of the recent sales,
would make up admirably lined with
one of the above colors. The vest
r.iirht be of scarlet or cerise chiffon,
choosing the latter for preference If
your complexion will stand it, and the
velvet ribbons of either black or white.
Such a jacket would be smart in tlie
extreme, and twice as serviceable, even
if not quite so dainty-looking as its
trv&uve and yellow prototype. Another
equally charming combination would
•be silver-gray and pale-blue or pale
yellow, or, to come to richer colorings,
dragon's blood, and pale green. In
fact, the possibilities are infinite, and
3 '< ni must choose for yourself.
X.>. 2 was also a blouse, this time the
charm lying rather in the novelty of
the front than in material or cut, the
former being accordion-pleated rose
cojored chiffon and the latter comm*
place. It is only possible to make ac
cordion-pleated material up in one
way,, and in this instance precedent has
been followed. The vest, however, was
of plain white satin, fitting tightly, in
odd, but not unpleasing contrast to the
rest of the blouse, and upon lt were
painted long sprays of pale pink
almond blossoms. The gauntlet cuffs
to the long-rucked sleeves (the accor
dion pleating being made up the re
v< rse way) were also of white satin,
painted to match the vest. I com
mend the idea to those who, clever
with their brush, are also in search of
• novelty, as I hear there ls a perfect
rage fur hand-painted panels for even
ing gowns, etc., just now.
PnrnsolM Necessary.
' It is not a question this year of "Can
I afford a parasol?" but "How expen
sive a parasol can I afford?" Women
who have heretofore delayed buying a
parasol until May or June are now
anxiously looking alwut for parasols to
An Embroidered Parasol.
Parasols Necessary This
Season to the Comple
tion of a Costume — Tea
Jackets and Separate
complete their costumes for the com
ing season.
This interest is due to the artistic
dressing of today among really elegant
women. These make a study of the
completion of their toilettes. The ruf
fled skirts, small sleeves, and high
poised hat, leaving the face and eyes
exposed, make the parasol indispensa
ble for face protection from the rav
ages uf the sun.
The popularity of the parasol is an
assured fact. Canopies will be great
favorites. Among the more elegant
models we notice that smaller sizes
prevail. The craze for shirrings, plait
ings and pllsse has invaded the parasol
world. Shaded greens, burnt orange,
black, white, castor, beige and all the
colors of the season are represented in
Black in Millinery.
The part which black plays in the
composition of light and bright colored
hats, creations of the best milliners, is
very striking. An exquisite little hat
of turquoise blue straw has the brim
drooping over the left ear and turned
up over the right. The very full drap
ery which trims it is of black areo
plane, which is encrusted with applica
tions of black Chantilly lace. A large
bunch of forget-me-nots Is placed
against the upturned side of the brim.
Another small hat of rose-pink straw
is covered loosely with black tulle
woven with large black spots. A fringe
of small black ostrich tips droops over
the edge of that part of the brim which
is turned up and which rests on a
I cluster of rose buds. Above the left
I temple is set a black aigrette which
sweeps back over the crown. Its stem
is fixed by elegant ornament. A sailor
shaped hat has a wire frame. Over
this is stretched white Irish point. The
edge is finished with a roll of black
velvet. The crown is a full puff of
black velvet and encloses a flat bouquet
of pink roses, a small spray of green
leaves is fixed to the left side.
A bright rose-colored plain straw has
a narrow band of black velvet around
the crown. It shows through a
diaphanous drapery of white tulle
made up in a big bow In front with a
small black lace cravat surmounted by
three full black ostrich tips. This hat
is turned back from the forehead like
the model we illustrate.
The introduction of a small amount
of black into light toilettes Is the latest
idea of fashion. A black waist ribbon
or shoulder knot, a narrow puff or
ruching of gauze are considered very
chic additions to an evening gown. For
instance, a dress of pink mousseline de
soie spangled with silver has a tulle
scarf attached to the side seams and
caught up at the back into bows
through two buckles. The elbow
sleeves are veiled with black tulle.
White Satin Slilrt.
One of the models I recently inspect
ed for the benefit of my readers had a
skirt of white satin; three deep flounce 3
reached almost to the waist, and these
were lined with eau de nil silk, a very
thin silk, I noted, edged with a ruch
ing of black chiffon. The bodice was
a draped one, and fastened on the*left
shoulder with a huge buckle and a flut
fy plume of very short black feathers.
The decolletage was outlined by s»
ruching of the chiffon, and a tiny tuck
er of the same material did something
towards softening its rather extreme
cut. Sleeves there were none; a square
drapery of white satin, lined with the
thin eau de nil silk, and edged with a
ruching of the black chiffon, taking
their place. A cunningly inter-twined
twist of eau de nil tulle and black
chiffon finished off with a bow, and the
übiquitous buckle was to be worn ln
the hair.
As this is to be lace season I will de
scribe an Empire gown intended for a
debutante, which positively sent a thrill
of envy through me, and I am by no
means given to covet other people's
goods. The underskirt, or rather slip,
was of lily-leaf green glace; a triple
frill at the edge its only ornament, but
the gown itself was just the most fairy
like garment It ls possible to imagine—
composed of softest, filmiest lace, In a
tender shade of .yellow— not the harsh
coffee or ecru of the average lace man
ufacturer, but a faded browny yellow,
just as though it had been lying by,
The Square Effect.
for who knows how many years, in a
drawer, all scented with lavender and
verbena. Up-to-date lace manufactur
ers have good reason for self-congrat
ulations when they can turn out such
stuff as, I am glad to be able to chron
icle, I saw. The gown was not unduly
full — a good thing, In my estimation,
as It allowed the pattern of the lace to
show to greater ad /an tage than would
have otherwise bewi the case. In front,
the decolletage, which was of the ap
proved Empire cut, had two softly fall
ing revers of the lace, very slightly
wired. The sleeves were formed of tiny
lace puffs, the latter transparent, with
a long pointed drapery falling from tha
back of the arm, and reaching quite to
the knee. In the extreme center of the
bust a bunch of lilles-of-the-valley
were pinned in place by an arrow
headed emerald ornament.
Those who may be the lucky owners
of one of the huge white lace shawls
whicli were so fashionable ln our
grandmothers' days could easily
achieve such a gown for themselves,
and one, moreover, which could not be
copied by every beholder.
Content for C'linrity nnil n l'rlise At
tract* ii FlHliklll Crowd.
From the New York Herald.
Five young women of Fishklll, near New
York city, engaged in a public wood-sawing
contest for the benefit of local charities a
few evenings ago, and the novel match at-
__________* POSED,
traded a. large crowd. Tha young women
sawed wood and said nothing, but not so
the spectators, who shouted themselves
hoarse before the brief race was over. Tha
prize was a gold watch and the amateur
wood sawyers put forth their best efforts to
win tt. They were Miss Belle Moshier, the
prettiest girl in the village: Miss Ada Train
or. also young and pretty; Miss Emma Pyers,
and Miss Ella Sullivan and Mrs. Edward
Corey, a young married woman.
They sawed their wood in the Mattew-vn
opera house. The conditions weie they
should saw wood for two minutes, rest two
minutes, and then saw again for the same
ported, followed by the same rest, when there
was to be one more minute's sawing. The
Black Velvet Ribbon on Cream Chiffon.
Iho Royal la the highest grade baking powder
known. Actual tests _______ it goesone
tbird farther than any other brand.
Absolutely Pure
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girl who sawed the largest number of sticks
of kindling was to be the wiuner.
The opera house was jammed to the doors.
Everybody had his or her champion and bets
were freely made among the young men.
Excitement was at the* fever point whoa at
9 o'clock in the evening Prof. Wiechers an
n< unced the contest.
The wood was brought on the stage. It
was pine, two inches in diameter. A storm
of applause greeted esinh contestant as she
rolled up her sleeves to make ready.
"Go," cried the professor.
At first the girls didn't saw wood like ex
perts. The saw slipped and sometimes the
girls lost their hold altogether. But they
kept bravely at it. From the start Miss
Moshler led. In the two minutes "she had a
commanding lead. Wild cheers went up
when they resumed thdir places for the sec
ond round.
Mrs. Corley was the 'first' to give up. She
grew tired fast and dropped out. On the
second round the four that were loft kept
it up bravely. The third saw them all still
tlousseline de Sole and Jet Gimp.
MARCH 13, 1898.
at work, but Miss Sullivan's strength ga .
out and then there were but three.
But Miss Moshler was still far ln the leal.
Miss Trainor and Miss Pyers wero having it
nip and tuck for second place. And just us
Miss Pyers thought she had lt sure her saw
slipped and Miss Trainor gained a stick on
"Time!" called the professor, and M'ss
Moshler was the winner. She had Rawed
forty-seven 3ticks. Miss Trainor bad twenty
to her credit and Miss Pyers nineteen.
The Extraordinary Culinary Marvels
Adored by Uu.-.-ii Victoria.
From the London Queen.
In nothlug does the conservatism of Queen
Victoria show itself more clearly tihan ln ths
preparation of her Christmas dinner. At that
stately repast aro served all tho principal
dishes, and in similar guise, which appeared
on the table of her predecessor, Henry VIII.
The wines are usually supplied from tha
famous cellars of the Emperor of Austria,
and, with sundry bottles from minor Ger
man potentates who own historic vineyards,
are sent as Christmas presents to the slater
sovereign at Windor. The entry - of tha
boar's head is always a moment of intense
excitement for the little princea and prin
cesses grouped round the royal table. With
polished tusks, glittering eyes, ruddy Jaws
and sprig of well-berried holly springing
from between the ears, it forma a very im
posing dish. It has appeared as regularly on
the table of the present reigning house dur
ing the past century as in the days of tha
Tudors, and the late Duke of Cumberland,
uncle of her majesty, when a boy prince at
home, used to make a point of marking out
a special boar and personally superintend-
ing its decoration for the Noel board of
Geurge 111.
From the timo he succeeded to the throne
of Hanover, in 1?37, until 1850, the Duke sent
as z Christmas gift to each of his more
fevered English friends, a fine boar's head
frcm his private si-hweingartcn. That which
graces her majesty's table at the present
time is usually presented by the Emperor
of Germany. The queen has. however, a
herd of her own, confined in a section of the
Home park at Windsor, and this was first
established by George IV., who was fond of
roast wild boar, and the dish was placed
regularly ou his table twice a week during
the winter. Prince Albert, who shared his
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thinks so:
"I am more than proud of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and
cannot find words to express the good it has done me. I was troubled very
badly with the leucorrhoea and severe womb pains. From the time I was
married, in 1882, until last year, I was under the doctor's care. We had no
children. • I have had nearly every doctor in Jersey City, and have been to Belvin
Hospital, out all to no avail. I saw Mrs. Pinkham's advertisement in the
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Mns. Lucy Lyti.e, 255 Henderson St., Jersey City, N. J.
taste, improved the Windsor breed and con
siderably enlarged the inclosure.
A peacock pie, adorned with the feathers of
the royal bird, is another of the Christmas
show dishes, and it is placed on the handsome
sideboard as a pendant to the boar's head,
while the noble baron of beef commands at
tention in the center. The word show dishes
is used advi_sedly, as none of the royal party
partakes of the above, which eventually find
their way to those who are fortunate enough
to have their names on the retainers' list, for
whom such things are reserved. Christmas
pudding is of course well to the fore, and -is
oue of many cooked in the mighty ranges
of the Windsor kitchens, those of Osborne
being inadequate for thn requirement, as
her majesty supplies most of the puddings
placed on the royal and imperial tables of
Europe on Christmas day. Among the minor
dainties the marzipan cakes so popular in
the imperial nurseries at Berlin play an im
portant part, and occasionally a box of
tliem arrives from the kitchens of the new
palace which were made by the hands of the
Empress Augusta herself, who was an ex
cellent cook in her girlhood's days, and
Who can still turn out delicate dishes on oc
casion for the eating of Emperor Willliam,
who is very proud of her accomplishment.
Master Eddie Iverson entertained Tuesday
afternoon in honor of his sixth birthday, at
the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Ber
landi, on State street. Those present were:
Martin Madson, Herman Durks. Lulu and
Sherman Sliygren. Bertie Martin, Oswald
Percy Garlough, Walter Till. Goldson Doran,
Venue Roussopolous. The little folks spent
a pleasant time, and dainty refreshments were
The members of St. Michael's church gave
a progressive euchre party Thursday evening
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Me-
Gowan, on East Congress stroet, for the ben
efit of one of their destitute members. Dainty
prizes were awarded, after which refreshments
were served.
The young people of Clinton Avenue M. E.
church gave a Horror social Tuesday even
ing, at the residence of Mis. G. P. N. Th:m
ais, of Stryker avenue. The parlors wore
filled to overflowing with young and old. ard
a good sum was thus netted towards the or
gan fund.
The Missionary Study Class of the Hebron
Baptist Church met Monday evening at the
home of Rev. and Mrs. Q. H. Gamble. The
subject, "tiurmah," was lid by Miss Grace
Bissell. After a short song service the cla=s
adjourned, to meet again next month.
Unity Camp No. 9, Rathbone Sisters, gave
a complimentary musical and literary enter
tainment last evening at EC of P. hall. A pro
gramme of fifteen numbers was presented, ex
hibiting a great deal of skill and talent, which
was duly appreciated by the audience.
The eighth grade of the Humboldt school,
under the (.irectlon of thoir teacher. Miss R.
U. Nott. gave a literary and musical enter
tainment Friday evening at the high school
assembly hall. A programme of ten numbers
was very well rendered.
Miss Letty Leyde entertained the Y. W. F.
M. S. Monday evening at her home on Glen
wood avenue. The subject discussed was
"Africa." and several papers were read on
the subject, after which refreshments were
The entertainment given Tuesday evening
Tucked and Lace-Trimmed.
at Odd Fellows' hall by East< m Star Rebekah
lodge, was a success in every way, and netted
quite a neat little fund towards the Odd Fel
lows' home.
The Ladies Aid society, of the Westminster
Presbyterian church, will hold a Russian
tea and social Tuesday evening, in the par
lors of the church. A programme will ba
Mrs. G. Vohner, of George street, enter
tained the Eutre Xous Euchre club Wednes
day evening. Elegant prizes were awarded
and luncheon was served by the hostess.
A literary and musical entertainment was
given at the Humboldt high school, at As
sembly hall, Wednesday evening under the
auspices of tbe St. Paul Palette "club.
Mrs. Bonsfleld, of East Winifred street, en
tertains the Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary society, of Westminster church,
next Thursday afternoon.
St. Michael's church will give an entertain
ment Thursday evening at the West Side op-
era house. A farce comedy will be presented,
and C. W. N'ye will lecture.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Hebron Bap
tist church will hold a blrthdav sot ial Friday
evoning at the residence of Mrs. C. H. Funk
on East Winifred street.
The Vinro Cinch club met Monday evening
with Mr. and Mrs. Larson. Pri.. s were won
by Mrs. Stoiger, Miss Godbout, Mr. Henry
and Miss Lavoeat.
Messrs. and Mesdames J.Q. I. Podd and D.
W. Litts entertained the Thursday Night club
last week at the residence of the former on
Prescott street.
I'nion Star Lodge No. 151, A. O. U. W.,
will give a progressive cinch party next Satur
day evening at their hall, corner State and
Robie streets.
Mrs. E. E. McDonald, of West Congress
street, entertained at progressive euchre
Thursday afternoon from 2 to C p. m.
Miss Annie Withy will entertain tha
Yuwana Afternoon Euchre dub Thursday at
her home on Concord street.
The ladies of Clinton Avenue church held
an all-day meeting Friday at the parsonage.
Lunch was served at noon.
Miss Rose White, of Chicago, who has b"-n
the guest of her cousin. Mrs. Frank Whit
more, has returned home.
The Young People's Whist club will meet
tomorrow evening with Miss Blanche Bigue,
of West Delos street.
Old Virginia jubilee singers will give a
concert at Clinton Avenue M. E. church Tues
day evening.
Mrs. Stewart, of Andrew street, enter
tained the Eradelphian Reading club Tuisday
The Ladies' Aid Society of Bethany Church
met Thursday afternoon with Mrs. C. B.
Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Xanten wiil entertain
the Prospect Terrace Cinch club Thursday
The Ladies' Afternoon Euchre club meets
Tuesday with Mrs. Dwight Watson, of Hall
Harry Wheat, of Winthrop. Minn, was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schriber, last
Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Hamblv have as
their guest Mrs. Wright, of Winoiia, Mini
Mrs. W. W. Stone Is entertaining Mrs. R.
W. Peek, of Wabasha. Minn., as her guest.
Miss M. Punsen. of Hall avenue, is visit
ing at Baldwin. Wis.
A Plaid Taffeta.

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